Were hell-bent on - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be hell-bent on
To be very determined to do something, perhaps annoyingly so. She's hell-bent on coming here for Thanksgiving, so we better clean the guest room. I'm hell-bent on getting an A on this exam, so I've been studying all week.
be ˌhell-ˈbent on something/on doing something be absolutely determined to do something stupid, dangerous, etc: Have you seen how fast he drives that car? I’d say he was hell-bent on killing himself.
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The company moved production down south and a new management took over and were hell-bent on
We all had one thing in common, if nothing else: We were hell-bent on
becoming the people we believed ourselves to be.